In The Mean Time...
On Monday, 34-year-old Valeria Fowler was armed with a gun when she kicked in the door to her daughter’s bedroom and found the 16-year-old in bed with a 31-year-old man.
Her daughter jumped out of bed and Fowler allegedly shot the man as he tried to get out of the bed. Fowler allegedly shot the man a second time as he was walking down the hall towards the front door.
When police arrived on the scene after Fowler called 911 to report she had shot a man in her daughter’s bedroom, they found the wounded man on the front porch of a nearby home.
“He was treated at the scene and transported to an Oklahoma City hospital by medical helicopter,” said Larry Rhodes, Garvin County sheriff. “His injuries were non-life-threatening. It did appear to the chief and I that he suffered a gunshot wound to an extremity. ”
Fowler was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon.…
It happened on Saturday when 49-year-old Juanita Gomez attacked her 33-year-old daughter, Geneva Gomez, because she was “possessed by the devil.”
During the attack, police say Gomez forced a crucifix down her daughter’s throat and then watched her die.
“She’s just lying there with her arms out. Her face was like, I couldn’t even recognize it,” said the victim’s boyfriend, Frankie Merlos.
“She kept mumbling ‘devil’ and ‘money,’” said Merlos, who added Gomez tried to prevent him from leaving or calling police.
“I just shoved her, pushed her out of the way so I could run, and then she tried to, like, choke me,” Merlos said. “I ran to the car, and locked the car, and called 911.”
Gomez admitted to investigators that she was trying to get the devil out of her daughter by beating her and forcing a crucifix and religious medallion down her throat.…
When a relative was unable to contact Edward Coles Jr, 58, and his wife, 55-year-old Rosemarie, they went to the couple’s home where they found them both dead inside.
Police said that Ryan lived with his parents and beat them to death with his hands and possibly a chair. They also said he was in the house when they arrived. He was calm, they said, and told them his parents were sick.
Autopsies would later determine the couple died from blunt head trauma. Ryan was taken to a hospital for evaluation before being transported to jail on murder and weapons charges. His bail has been set at $1 million.
Neighbors and police say that police often visited the home and that Ryan could often be seen sitting on the stoop talking to himself.
“He seemed a little detached, depressed,” neighbor John Ferencsik told the station. “We didn’t really know that, just know the impression I had was he was a little bit off.”
He also made some odd posts to his Facebook profile, including one in 2015 that read:
“Energy is both created and destroyed.…
On Thursday, officers visited 23-year-old Davie Dauzat and his 21-year-old wife, Natasha, at their mobile home after Duazat’s brother-in-law called and asked them to perform a welfare check.
According to police, the brother explained that he wasn’t sure if Dauzat’s “weird statements” and “funny questions” were drug related.
Police spoke with the couple outside of their mobile home and left after finding nothing apparently wrong.
“There was no indication from Natasha or Davie that either of them was in distress or in need of police intervention at that time. They both appeared calm and expressed their curiosity why the police were there,” according to police.
Two hours later, Dauzat’s brother-in-law called police again to report Duazat had killed Natasha. When officers arrived back at the couple’s home they found Dauzat barricaded inside with his two toddlers, ages 1 and 2.
A hostage negotiator was brought in and Dauzat eventually came out of the trailer, covered in blood, and taken into custody.…
Police were called to an apartment complex Wednesday morning on a report of a domestic disturbance. When they arrived, they found the dead body of 10-year-old Victoria MArtens.
According to police, the girl’s mother, 35-year-old Michelle Martens; Martens’ boyfriend, 31-year-old Fabian Gonzales; and 31-year-old Jessica Kelley, injected the girl with meth so they could sexually assault her.
According to the criminal complaint (WARNING: Very graphic), Gonzales drugged the girl so he could have sex with her. After Gonzalez choked the girl, Kelley held her hand over Victoria’s mouth and stabbed her in the stomach.
Once she was dead, the three tried to dispose of Victoria’s body by dismembering it and setting it on fire. When police arrived at the apartment, one officer found the girl’s body in a bathtub, rolled up in a blanket that had been set on fire.…
Hunter Reeser got into an argument with his grandmother, 60-year-old Sandra Orton, because he did not want to go to an unspecified school meeting.
So Reeser grabbed a .22-caliber rifle and shot his grandma in the head as she sat in a car outside of her home.
The teen then called his grandfather to tell him he had found his grandmother wounded in the car, but would later admit to 911 that he was the one who shot her.
“We brought the suspect in for questioning, subsequently he confessed to the crime. He was charged with one count of general homicide, one count of aggravated assault, and one count of a firearms violation,” said Lieutenant Kline.
Since the kid is in Pennsylvania, he will be charged as an adult under the Fisher Bill. His future defense attorney can try to move the charges to juvenile court at a later date, but Erie County prosecutors say they plan to oppose that.…
Alayna Ertl was reported missing Saturday morning when her mother woke up to find her gone. Also missing was Anderson, who had stayed the night at the family’s home, and a truck belonging to Ertl’s father.
“[Anderson] is a family friend, co-worker of the victim’s father, and was staying the night up in Watkins last night,” Meeker County Sheriff Brian Cruze said. “He had previously been to that residence and spent a night here and there, so he’s not a stranger and not new to the residence.”
Four hours after authorities issued a statewide Amber Alert, Anderson’s father called authorities to tell them his son had called earlier that day and asked to use the family’s cabin 80 miles away.
When police went to investigate, they found the truck parked outside the cabin. Inside they would find a shotgun and a bloody suicide note, but no sign of Anderson or Alayna.…
Michael Downing was found dead in the backyard of a residence next to the apartment complex where he lived. Investigators aren’t sure how Downing got into the backyard, but think he may have been pulled under a fence.
Downing, who had recently suffered a stroke, was very frail and was unable to defend himself from the four dogs — a Rottweiler, and three mixed breeds consisting of German shepherd, Rottweiler, and Chow Chow.
One witness said the dogs treated the elderly man like a rag doll, ripping off his legs and tearing flesh from his head and arms.
“By far it’s probably the worst thing I’ve ever seen in my life,” said the witness. “There was only 30 percent left of his body probably.”
Neighbors who live in the apartment complex say the dogs bother anyone who takes their trash to the dumpsters next to the fence.…
According to reports, Shannon Vincel was battling breast cancer and had already undergone a double mastectomy.
On Monday night she was waiting for a hospital shuttle bus to take her and another patient to a nearby treatment center.
That’s when a man approached Vincel and proceeded to beat her with a blunt object. Vincel sustained “severe head trauma” and was taken to a hospital, where she died the next day.
“She was just sitting there waiting for the shuttle to pick her up and take her to treatment,” Vincel’s mother said. “Why would anyone just walk up and beat a girl from behind without warning and just beat her to death? Why?”
Vincel was not robbed, according to her family, and police have not found a suspect or a motive behind the killing. The Cancer Treatment Centers of America is offering a $25,000 reward to anyone who has information about the beating.…
Police say 21-year-old Zachary Penton called police to report he’d just shot his roommate, 41-year-old Daniel Garofalo, during an argument.
When police arrived at the scene, they found Garofalo inside dead inside the home along with the handgun they believe Penton used to fatally shoot him.
Penton told police that he got into a physical altercation with Garofalo after the man told him to get the hell out of his house. Penton said he feared for his life so he shot the man.
Penton was arrested and is looking at a second-degree murder charge. He is currently being held in the Maricopa County Jail on $650,000 bond.
Two days before the shooting, someone posted on Penton’s Twitter account that they needed to move out of their place or they were going to “viciously murder” their roommates. The post seemed to stem from two of his roommates getting into a fight after one of them was stung by a bee.…
Bettig was reported missing on Aug 15 after Danelle Geier and George Ishler Jr., both 39, said he and his car had not been seen in three days.
According to court documents, the pair said they believed he had gone to California. Two days later police would find that not to be true when the missing man’s body was found at the bottom of Blackhawk Quarry.
It appeared as if Bettig had died after falling 80 feet off of a cliff. However, during their investigation, police would learn Bettig had been pushed.
Turns out that Bettig had taken Geier and her child into his home because they were homeless. Geier’s sister said the two were in love and that Bettig was planning on proposing in the near future.
But police say they have texts between Geier and Ishler in which Geier says “So ready I am pissed off,” and to which she later admitted to police was in reference to killing Bettig.…
The accident happened Sunday morning during services for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 272 E. Traverse Point.
Steven Howlett said he and Peterson took off together from the Point of the Mountain and were flying alongside each other as they have for the last three years.
Peterson had more gas than Howlett, so when Howlett decided to land, Peterson kept going.
It’s not clear what malfunctioned with Peterson’s paramotor, but shortly after the two separated Peterson was seen spinning rapidly in a free-fall.
“We have heard reports that there might have been a collapse of the chute,” said Sergeant Chad Carpenter with Draper Police. “We don’t have that confirmed yet though.”
Peterson ended up crashing through the roof of the LDS church while dozens of people were inside. No one inside the church was hurt, but there was nothing that could be done for Peterson.…
Police say they received a 911 call from the residence Saturday night after someone there said 27-year-old Derrick Dearman was trespassing on their property.
Dearman was on the property because his girlfriend, Laneta Lester, had gone to the house to stay with her sister in order to get away from Dearman and their “abusive relationship.”
Police arrived on the scene but were unable to locate Dearman and left. Hours later, police say Dearman returned to the home and used multiple weapons, including a gun, to attack the occupants as they were sleeping.
When he was done, Dearman had brutally murdered five people. The victims are Robert Lee Brown, 26; Chelsea Marie Reed, 22, who was five months pregnant; Justin Kaleb Reed, 23; Joseph Adam Turner, 26; Shannon Melissa Randall, 35.
Dearman then kidnapped Lester and a three-month-old infant and drove them to his father’s house in Mississippi.…
Police were called to an apartment complex after receiving a call about a man sleeping in one of the complex’s storage unit who smelled like piss and was carrying an assault rile.
When police opened the unit in question, they didn’t find the man they were looking for, but they did find 36-year-old Carissa Chancey and her 7-year-old son lying on the floor.
It was 90 degrees inside the 2 foot by 12 foot unit that smelled of urine, had no airflow and had multiple rats running around inside. Also inside the unit was an assault rifle propped up against the wall, weed, meth and syringes.
There was no food or water and the boy, who was wearing dirty, torn clothing, said he had not eaten in 24 hours and that he and his mother had been in the unit for about two days.…
According to reports,police were called around 8:00 p.m. on a report of a man with his pants down swinging from a stop sign.
When police arrived on the scene, they found an intoxicated Henson walking down the street wearing nothing but black gym shorts and shoes.
After taking him into custody, they talked with the woman who called police. She told them that she watched Henson pull down his pants and place his junk into the front grill of a parked van across the street.
The woman said she called 911 after Henson finished raping the van and passed out in a nearby yard.
Henson was arrested and charged with public indecency. He is currently being held in the Montgomery County jail on $2,500 bond.
Henson joins a long list of men featured on Dreamin’ Demon who’ve gotten into trouble for having sex with inanimate objects, including dead people, patio furniture, a stuffed animal inside Walmart, a Jesus statue, a Teddy bear, cow shit, swiss cheese, a beer mug and — my personal favorite — a dead deer.…
Police were called to an apartment early Wednesday morning after 20-year-old Milina Harris threw boiling water on her sleeping mother before stabbing her multiple times.
Harris’ mom, 47-year-old Tamara Joyner, was rushed to Vidant Medical Center with life-threatening injuries where she would die later that afternoon.
Harris, who was initially charged with attempted first degree murder, has been charged with first-degree murder. She is currently in the Pitt County Detention Center on a $2 million bond.
When Harris made her first appearance before a judge, she wore chains, handcuffs and a padded green cover up used for people who are at risk of suicide.
A motive isn’t known at this time and the investigation is still ongoing. Whatever the reasoning, you got to really, really hate someone to pour boiling water on them while they are sleeping and then start stabbing them.
On Saturday, Morris was babysitting 4-month-old Emersyn Morris while his girlfriend, Jenny Anderson, was at work.
Anderson tried to contact Morris multiple times throughout the day but no one would hear from Morris until almost 5 pm when he called Anderson and his mother.
Morris told them both that he was going to jail because he had done something to the baby. They both told him to call 911.
When paramedics arrived at the home, Emersyn was unconscious and Morris was covered in blood and had a swollen hand. Emersyn was rushed to the hospital where she died from blunt force trauma.
Morris told police that he had been watching television when his daughter started making noises. He said he took the girl out of her swing, carried her into her bedroom and placed her on a changing table.
When Emersyn continued making noises, he attempted to quiet her by punching her approximately 15 times in the face and 7 times in the chest with a closed fist. …
Police say it started Monday night while Harrouff was with is family at a sports bar and restaurant. Harrouff reportedly stormed out of the restaurant, aggravated over the slow service.
His parents were so worried about his behavior that they called police and some of his fraternity brothers in hopes of locating him.
About 45 minutes later, Harrouff made contact with Michelle and John Stevens, who were sitting inside their open garage as they often did at night.
For reasons currently unknown, Harrouff viciously attacked and killed the couple with a switchblade and multiple “weapons of opportunity” found inside the garage.
“Both victims sustained massive trauma on multiple portions of their body. There were lacerations, stab wounds and blunt trauma,” Martin County Sheriff William Snyder said.
A neighbor heard the screams and witnessed Harrouff on top of John in the driveway.…